Oh my. When these washy beauties showed up in my inbox I almost started writing today’s post immediately (ok, not almost… I totally started that very second). These dreamy, yet kinda eery, watercolor & resin portraits are the work of American artist Lisa Krannichfeld. All of them (and there are many more where these came from) are part of her “Glass Menagerie” series. Here’s Lisa’s explanation:
During my undergraduate years as a biology major I took a course in entomology. For an assignment I had to create an insect collection, carefully collecting specimens, killing them in a way as to not damage their bodies, posing them to best display their anatomy and containing them in a pristine wooden box. Beautiful, numbered and preserved for all time. In this series I wanted to explore capturing human emotion in a similar way. The problem with that is emotions are fleeting, inexact, and often blended with other feelings. The free, impulsive nature of watercolor offered a perfect medium. The colors bleed and crash into each other; thin in places, intense in others, as the complexity of the emotions unfold. The pieces are finished in a high gloss, indestructible resin, readying the specimens for display. Together, a Glass Menagerie.
(ps. a few of these pieces are available as 11″x14″ prints… for $35!! um, yep, i’ll meet you over at her shop!)